Business Success Stories

Between 2010 and 2013 the Denver Energy Challenge helped local businesses save energy and money as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings program. In 2013 the program met it's goal of reaching 1,200 businesses and helped them save an average of 18% on their energy use. We are proud to have helped so many businesses save, and we are happy to recognize them for their commitment to energy efficiency! 

Business services provided by the City are now fully under Certifiably Green Denver. If your company would like to schedule a free advising visit with a sustainability advisor through Certifiably Green Denver you can call us directly at 720.865.5457 or sign up now to get started. More information can be found on our Facebook page

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Austin Hardwoods

We've already seen a huge savings. Our June 2012 Xcel bill was $3,000 less then it was in June 2011. - Austin Hardwoods

Tam O'Neil Fine Arts

It was so much nicer this summer. The old lights use to put off so much heat the gallery would get hot and the art work would fade. Now its much more comfortable and we don't have to run the A/C constantly. - Tam O'Neil Fine Arts

Plinth Gallery

"Last year we had an energy review of the gallery, studio and workshop space. After implementing the recommended changes and lighting upgrades, we are now seeing a significant reduction in our energy use. This is a great program!!" – Plinth Gallery

Perma Graphics

Definitely worth participating in the program. We've been saving about $300 on our energy bill. - Perma Graphics

Recipient of the "Saving Savvy" Award at our October Participant Awards Event.

Sanctuary Home

“We replaced our halogen tracking light with LEDs. The lights installed are fantastic and the city's energy program is a big incentive for people to put in more energy efficient lighting.” – Sanctuary Home

Walter W. Martin

“I appreciate all the help given to me on replacement of our old light fixtures. As far as I can tell, we are now saving about $200 a month on the new retrofit fixtures!” – Walter W. Martin

Cake Crumbs

“We had some LED's and ultra-violets retrofitted that made them more energy efficient, saving up to $600. As a business owner, it's great to save energy and have bills that are more affordable. It was great working with the city. It saved us money right away and made us feel better about all our energy usage!" - Cake Crumbs

Ankmar

We just looked at our energy bill post-project compared to this time last year and we've already saved $1,000 in the first month.  - Ankmar

The Gathering Place

We've been working very hard this past year to make our building more energy efficient; there is always room for improvement. So far, we've retrofitted our whole building with energy efficient lighting and upgraded our HVAC system saving us thousands of dollars so far this year. - The Gathering Place

Case Studies

Read our case studies to learn more about how businesses of all types and sizes are improving efficiency and saving money! Clicking on the case study name will open a .pdf

Dog-Topia is saving $994 annually on a $990 project
Downing Street Garage is saving $520 annually on a $158 project
Denver Wholesale Florists is saving $9281 annually on a $29239 project
Harvey Park Church is saving $700 annually on a $12660 project
Super Wines & Spirits is saving $2379 annually on a $2379 project
Ankmar is saving $9450 annually on a $21000 project
Bonnie Brae Wine & Liquor is saving $2500 annually on a $1500 project
Snooze Restaurant is saving $1100 annually on a $5200 project
T-Trove Asian Decor is saving $460 annually on a $1200 project
Vectra Bank is saving $8600 annually on a $5900 project

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Matrix Autobody
Matrix Autobody
Cornerstone Baptist Church of Greater Denver
Cornerstone Baptist Church of Greater Denver
Washington Park Veterinary Clinic
Washington Park Veterinary Clinic
Division West
Division West
Dog-Topia
Dog-Topia
Footers Catering
Footers Catering
Vert Kitchen
Vert Kitchen
Snooze
Snooze
Washington Park Vet Clinic
Washington Park Vet Clinic
Furniture Works MFG
Furniture Works MFG
Davis Manufacturing
Davis Manufacturing
Harvey Park Christian Church
Harvey Park Christian Church
Quality Corporation
Quality Corporation
Shallow Hill Music
Shallow Hill Music
Stadium Auto Parts
Stadium Auto Parts
Living Waters Tabernacle
Living Waters Tabernacle
Sara Karam Photography
Sara Karam Photography
Royal Publications
Royal Publications
Kearney St. Garage
Kearney St. Garage
Grace Gallery Fine Arts
Grace Gallery Fine Arts
Finish Line Car Wash
Finish Line Car Wash
Jpad Discount Liquor
Jpad Discount Liquor
Core New Art Space
Core New Art Space
Central Foreign Auto Parts
Central Foreign Auto Parts
Downing Supermarket
Downing Supermarket
Advanced Property Services
Advanced Property Services
Bayaud Enterprises
Bayaud Enterprises
Leetsdale Barbershop
Leetsdale Barbershop
Ed Moore Florist
Ed Moore Florist
Drinks Liquor
Drinks Liquor
The Artisan Center
The Artisan Center
Hillel Academy
Hillel Academy
Alesso Modern Source
Alesso Modern Source
Crown Lanes
Crown Lanes
Stoney's Bar and Grill
Stoney's Bar and Grill
African Grey Specialty Birds
African Grey Specialty Birds
Merchant's Office Furniture
Merchant's Office Furniture
Hot Cakes
Hot Cakes
Giuseppi's Pizzeria
Giuseppi's Pizzeria
Meadow Creek - Swalm Properties
Meadow Creek - Swalm Properties
Home Again Furniture Inc.
Home Again Furniture Inc.
West Southwest
West Southwest
Guiry's
Guiry's
T-Trove Asian Decor
T-Trove Asian Decor
Three Cutters on Pearl
Three Cutters on Pearl
B'nai Havurah
B'nai Havurah
Obento Restaurant
Obento Restaurant
Premier Collision Center
Premier Collision Center
Bonnie Brae Flowers
Bonnie Brae Flowers
T-Wa Inn
T-Wa Inn
Denver Design Center
Denver Design Center
Young Sports Mart
Young Sports Mart
Dry Creek Gold Leaf
Dry Creek Gold Leaf
Northern Trust Bank
Northern Trust Bank
John Fielders Colorado
John Fielders Colorado
Breckenridge Brewery
Breckenridge Brewery
The Philadelphia Print Shop
The Philadelphia Print Shop
Charles Second Hand Tools
Charles Second Hand Tools
Evans Discount Liquors
Evans Discount Liquors
Children's Haven
Children's Haven
Denver Machine Shop
Denver Machine Shop
Elitch Lanes
Elitch Lanes
Ankmar
Ankmar
Hollywood Nails
Hollywood Nails
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Hooked On Colfax
Hooked On Colfax
Bonnie Brae Wine and Liquor
Bonnie Brae Wine and Liquor
Sterling Car Wash
Sterling Car Wash
E-Z Laundry Mat
E-Z Laundry Mat
Saks Galleries
Saks Galleries
Buy & Build Inc.
Buy & Build Inc.
La Belle Nails
La Belle Nails
Dog-Topia
Dog-Topia
Downing Street Garage - Certified Green Business
Downing Street Garage - Certified Green Business
ITALCO
ITALCO
Metro Paint Supplies
Metro Paint Supplies
Cycle Analyst
Cycle Analyst
Denver Board of Realtors
Denver Board of Realtors
Infinite Auto
Infinite Auto
Old West Mattress Company
Old West Mattress Company
Rio Grande Co.
Rio Grande Co.
Platinum Auto Sales
Platinum Auto Sales
Confluence Ministries
Confluence Ministries
Meeting Point Acupuncture
Meeting Point Acupuncture
Cherry Creek Collision
Cherry Creek Collision
Federal Flea Market and Mexicana Mall
Federal Flea Market and Mexicana Mall
City Wine
City Wine
Fastline Graphics
Fastline Graphics
Nic Nac Bookstore
Nic Nac Bookstore
Uber Sausage
Uber Sausage
Lehrers Flowers
Lehrers Flowers
Steelboy Productions
Steelboy Productions
Veterans Green Jobs
Veterans Green Jobs
Fans Liquors
Fans Liquors
Watson & CO
Watson & CO
The Shanahan Collection
The Shanahan Collection
Christina's Records
Christina's Records
Western Distribution Co.
Western Distribution Co.
Viking Bar
Viking Bar
KC Hair Affair
KC Hair Affair
Hall & Hall
Hall & Hall
Home Style - Swalm Properties
Home Style - Swalm Properties
Midtown Automotive Repair
Midtown Automotive Repair
Performance Cycle of Colorado
Performance Cycle of Colorado
Fascination St. Fine Art
Fascination St. Fine Art
Morgan's Liquor
Morgan's Liquor
Plinth Gallery
Plinth Gallery
Mayfair Liquor
Mayfair Liquor

Certified Green Business

The Garden
The Garden
Line-X
Line-X
Wash Perk
Wash Perk
AUM Framing and Gallery
AUM Framing and Gallery
Sportsman's Liquor
Sportsman's Liquor
Fancy Tiger Clothing
Fancy Tiger Clothing
Cake Crumbs
Cake Crumbs
Coral Room
Coral Room
Denver Lumber Co.
Denver Lumber Co.
Pita Grill
Pita Grill
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place
Denver Carwash
Denver Carwash
Astro Automotive
Astro Automotive
Garbarini
Garbarini
Q Laundromat
Q Laundromat
Washington Park Profile
Washington Park Profile
Crossfit Denver
Crossfit Denver
Tattered Cover
Tattered Cover
K-Stop
K-Stop
Performance Radiator
Performance Radiator
National Speakers and Sound
National Speakers and Sound
Jerry's Nut House
Jerry's Nut House
Accurate Machining
Accurate Machining
Sun Mart
Sun Mart
14th Ave. Liquors
14th Ave. Liquors
Fancy Tiger Crafts
Fancy Tiger Crafts
Super Wines and Spirits
Super Wines and Spirits
Flame Works Autobody
Flame Works Autobody
Rathburn Company
Rathburn Company
Bella Colore
Bella Colore
Emich VW
Emich VW
Mike's Camera
Mike's Camera
Shining Lotus Bookstore
Shining Lotus Bookstore
Joy Wine & Spirits
Joy Wine & Spirits
Denver Film Society
Denver Film Society
Sanctuary Home
Sanctuary Home
Cherry Cricket
Cherry Cricket
Mike Shaw Auto
Mike Shaw Auto
Brooklyn's at the Pepsi Center
Brooklyn's at the Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
Menchie's
Menchie's
Grape Expectations
Grape Expectations
Cold Front Distribution
Cold Front Distribution
Geatano's Restaurant
Geatano's Restaurant
Design Materials International
Design Materials International
Bridge Linguatec
Bridge Linguatec
Shyne & Assoc.
Shyne & Assoc.

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